Midwest Region Endangered Species Conserving the nature of America

Endangered Species Program

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species program is conserving and restoring threatened and endangered species and their ecosystems.

 

 

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Service in the Midwest

 

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you.

 

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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Service staff at the Pollinator Party in Minneapolis.

Photo by Phil Delphey; USFWS

 

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Outreach Toolkit

 

You may print and distribute these fact sheets, color pages, posters and postcards.

 

Citizen Science

2019 Pilot Project - Backyard Bumble Bee Count - July 13-21st

Backyard Bumble Bee Count Flyer

Backyard Bumble Bee Count Instructions

Bumble Bee Watch

Bee Spotter

Wisconsin Bumble Bee Brigade

Is it a rusty patched bumble bee?

 

About the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Fact Sheet

 

Identification and Life History 

Nest and Life Cycle Poster Adobe PDF Icon

Nest and Life Cycle Poster (Spanish) Adobe PDF Icon

 

Nest Cycle Color Page Adobe PDF Icon

Nest Cycle Color Page - colored Adobe PDF Icon

 

Life Cycle Color Page Adobe PDF Icon

Life Cycle Color Page - colored Adobe PDF Icon

 

Bumble Bee Identification Poem and Color Page Adobe PDF Icon

Bumble Bee Identification Poem and Color Page (Spanish)Adobe PDF Icon

 

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee vs Honey Bee (identification guide) Adobe PDF Icon

 

Planting for Bumble Bees

Plants Favored by Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Midwest Plant Guide for Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Adobe PDF Icon

 

 Promoting Conservation

Postcard front Adobe PDF Icon

Postcard back Adobe PDF Icon

 

Reducing Pesticide Use

Rusty Patched Bumble in Cities and Suburbs Adobe PDF Icon

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee on Farm Lands Adobe PDF Icon

 


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